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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Sep 11, 2009 5:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH '73

Morning jg -

I went with the '74 show first. '73 up next.

I remember exactly where I was 8 years ago - I had just finished up the mid-shift supporting a 2 week Command and Control war game exercise. I walked through the door just as the second plane hit. My wife looked at me with tears in her eyes and whispered, "I think you might have to go back to work."

2 minutes later the phone rang and the exercise ended.....

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Sep 11, 2009 5:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH '73

Mando,

Thanks for all you've done for our country, and thanks to all the men and women who serve with you.

I remember the day quite well. I thought I saw a small plane fly by the towers as they were showing the first hit ... and just a second later what seemed like an explosion. I thought the ball of fire was related to the 1st strike. It took me about 5 seconds to realize that the plane I had just seen did not fly by the towers, but into one of them. We had been attacked.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Sep 11, 2009 5:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH '73

Yeah Thanks Mando.

Also appreciate the remembrances - I was at work at Wall Street Office - actually was supposed to be at a meeting at 7 WTC @ 9:00 AM but the big boss rescheduled to afternoon. The building I was in faced the river so we didn't see anything except thousands of sheets of paper floating past our windows - we had no idea what was going on until someone with a radio told us a plane hit one of the towers, we heard about the second plane and knew immediately that this was no accident. I got one call off to my wife and asked her to put on the news and tell me what was happening - she was a little freaked out and told me what she could. Later when first tower fell our building was almost immediately engulfed in the thick smoke & ash, we could not see two inches out the windows. Finally we were permitted to leave the building and had a long, surreal walk up to Penn station & other transportation hubs -- It is something we will never forget

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Sep 11, 2009 8:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH '73

Also went with '74 first. I like the '73 show, however I never was fond of the horns used at those shows right after release of WOTF. Probably in the minority on that.

I was sitting in the dentist office waiting room with great anticipation of the root canal i was about to have when the DJs on the soft rock station playing over the speakers were discussing how a plane had hit the tower. They made it sound as if it was some small private plane and really wasn't a big deal. This provided comfort to the man sitting with me in the waiting room who smiled and said to me that his son worked in the WTC. Then the second plane hit and DJs tone changed and the man ran out of the waiting room trying to get his cell phone out of his pocket. He ran back in and asked if he could use the office phone. He made a quick call and ran out again. I still think about the man and wonder what his son's fate was that terrible day. I had the root canal, however the soft rock station was gone and we were listening to CNN or some other news station as they discussed the Pentagon and some plane crash in PA and then the towers collapsing. I finally went home and watched the endless replays in complete disbelief. A few weeks later i went to Long Island for a conference and decided to skip a day to go into the city and saw what was still the saddest scene i hope to ever witness. Passing fire stations with pictures of fallen comrades and then ground zero. It was numbing. Me and my two friends just hopped in cab and said nothing for 20 min. Just dried our eyes and headed back to the conference.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Sep 11, 2009 9:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH '73

You will not be disappointed

The 73 has a magnificent Morning Dew

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Sep 11, 2009 5:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH '73

both 73 and 74 are smokin"shows/9-11 i had just went home early from norshipco/wasnt much pipefitting work going on so i went home about 0830 heard on the radio early reports of new york and DC.went to work the next day the shipyard was on full alert/ 3 id checks to get into the gate and two checks to reach the 1/4 deck 50/cals.m60's all the good stuff was out gleaming in the sunshine!!~ i was working on the uss. roberts>>>>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Samuel_B._Roberts_(FFG-58)

This post was modified by whirlwind dreamer 65-95 on 2009-09-11 12:40:10

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